The Palatine Chapel, is the royal chapel of the Norman kings of Sicily situated on the first floor at the center of the Palazzo Reale in Palermo, Sicily.
Also referred to as a Palace church or Palace chapel, it was commissioned by Roger II of Sicily in 1132 to be built upon an older chapel constructed around 1080. It took eight years to build, receiving a royal charter the same year, with the mosaics being only partially finished by 1143. The sanctuary, dedicated to Saint Peter, is reminiscent of a domed basilica. It has three apses, as is usual in Byzantine architecture, with six pointed arches resting on recycled classical columns.
Mon - Sat: 8:30 am - noon, 2 pm - 5 pm
Sun: 8:30 am - 12:30 pm
Fri - Mon
Tue - Thu
Phone +39 091 705 1111
Address Piazza Indipendenza, 90129 Palermo, Italy
Coordinates 38°6'39.318" N 13°21'12.623" E